List of Continental Treble Winners by Continent and Dates

An association football team is crowned a continental treble winner after it manages to wins the national league, the national cup, and the continental competition all in the same season.

Each country participating in FIFA sanctioned football organizes a national league, a national cup, and stands a chance to participate in the continental league.

 

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A Summary of Continental Treble Winners

  1. Most successful Team: Auckland City FC has won the most continental treble after 3 wins.
  2. Teams won more than once: Auckland City (3), Al Ahly (2), Barcelona (2), and Cruz Azal (2) are the only 4 teams to have treble won more than once.
  3. The number of wins per continent: Europe (8), Africa (6), Oceanic (3), America (2), and Asia (1).
  4. Clubs: Only 17 football clubs have won the treble globally.
  5. Countries: Only 6 countries have teams that won the treble.

Now that you have the summary, let’s dive into the details.

List of Continental Treble Winners By Continents

We will categorise these teams according to the continents as follows.

AMERICAN (CONCAFA) Continental Treble Winners

CONCAFA is a football body that sanctions association football in Central America, the Caribbean, and North America. The body organises an American continental league known as the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup.

Only two teams in the history of association football have ever won a continental treble in CONCAFA continental treble America as explained below.

1997 & 1969 – Cruz Azul (Mexico)

Cruz has won the treble twice in 1997 and 1969. The three trophies were The Mexican Primera Division (National League), Copa Mexico (National Cup), and CONCACAF Champions’ Cup (Continental league).

1985 – Defense Force (Trinidad and Tobago)

Defence won continental treble once in 1985. The three wins included TT Pro League (National League), Trinidad and Tobago Cup (National Cup), and CONCACAF Champions’ Cup (Continental league).

AFRICA (CAF) Continental Treble Winners

Confederation of African Football (CAF) is a body that sanctions African association football. The body manages a continental league that is referred to as CAF Champions League. Only 5 teams in Africa have managed to win a continental treble.

1967 – Englebert (Congo)

This won the continental treble in 1967. The three trophies won included Linafoot (National League), Coupe du Congo Cup (Congo Cup), and CAF Champions League (Africa Champion League).

1973 – Vita Club (Zaire/Congo)

Vita won the continental treble in 1973. The three trophies won included Linafoot (National League), Coupe du Congo Cup (Egypt Cup), and CAF Champions League (Africa Champion League

1976 – MC Algiers (Algeria)

Algiers won the treble in 1976. Three trophies were Algerian Championnat National (National League), Algerian Cup (National Cup), and CAF Champions League (Africa Champion League

2000 – Hearts of Oak (Ghana)

Oak won the treble in 2000. The wins included Ghana Premier League (National League), Ghananian FA Cup (National Cup), and CAF Champions League (Africa Champion League.

2006 & 2007 – Al Ahly (Egypt)

Al Ahly has won the continental treble twice (2006 & 2007) to become the most successful club in Africa. The three trophies Al Ahly won include Egyptian League (National League), Egypt Cup (Egypt Cup), and CAF Champions League (Africa Champion League).

OCEANIA (OFC) Continental Treble Winners

Oceanic Football Confederation (OFC) is a football body that governs association football in the Oceania region. OFC organizes a continental football league named OFC Champions League.

Auckland city and Auckland city, both from New Zealand, are the only two teams from Oceanic to have ever won a continental treble.

The three trophies NZFC Minor Premiership (National League), NZFC Grand Final (National Cup), and OFC Champions League (Champions League).

2006, 2014, & 2015 – Aukland City (New Zealand)

Auckland City FC has managed to win the treble three times in 2006, 2014, & 2015 to become the most successful club in the region.

2008 – Waitakere United (New Zealand)

won the treble only once in after convincingly outperforming their bitter rivals Aukland City FC in all three competitions in 2008.

ASIA (AFC) Continental Treble Winners

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the football body that sanctions association football in the Asian continent. The body organizes a continental league across the Asian continent is known as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

1987: Yomiuri (Japan)

Yomiuri is the only team that has ever won the continental treble in the Asian continent in 1987. The three trophies were the Japanese First Division (Japan National league), Emperor’s Cup (National Cup), and Asian Club Championship (Asian continental league).

Europe (UEFA) Continental Treble Winners

UEFA sanctions association football in Europe. It also organizes a European continental competition known as the UEFA champions league.

ALSO READ: UEFA Champions League Structure (1956-Now)

There are only 7 teams that have ever won a continental treble in Europe. Barcelona is the only team to have won UEFA continental treble twice (2000 & 2015). Below is the complete list of treble winners with dates.

1967 – Celtic (Scotland)

Celtic was the first team in football history to win a continental treble. The three trophies included Scottish Football League (National League), Scottish Cup (National Cup), and European Cup (Current Champions League).

1972 – Ajax (Netherlands):

Ajax became the second team to win continental treble after winning Eredivise League (National League), KNVB CUP (National Cup), and European Cup (Current Champions League) in 1972.

1988 – PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Another treble from the Netherlands was PSV Eindhoven that won Eredivise League (National League), KNVB CUP (National Cup), and European Cup (Current Champions League).

1999 – Manchester United (England)

Man U was the first and the only English team to win the continental treble. In 1999, Manchester won the Premier League (National League), FA Cup (National Cup), and the UEFA Champions League.

2000 – Barcelona (Spain)

Barcelona became the first team from Spain to have won the continental treble. The club won La Liga (National League), Copa de Rey (National Cup), and UEFA Champions League in 2000.

2010 – Internazionale (Italy): Inter was the first and only Italy team to have won a continental treble. In 2010, inter won Seria A (National League), Copa Italia (National Cup), and UEFA Champions League.

2013 – Bayern Munich (Germany)

Bayern is the only German team to have ever won the continental treble. In 2013, Bayern won Bundesliga (National League), DFB Pokal (National Cup), and UEFA Champions League (Continental).

2015 – Barcelona (Spain)

Barcelona is the only team to have won the continental treble twice.  In 2015, Barcelona again won La Liga (National League), Copa de Rey (National Cup), and UEFA Champions League.

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